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Another folded bark container

After our recent Cordage & Containers course we had some spare sweet chestnut bark and so Nicola decided to make another folded bark container, this one rectangular in shape.  We’ve made cylindrical ones before but this time Nicola wanted to make a recantuglar one after seeing a photo of one by Christian Meinhardt and thinking […]

another folded bark container | bushcraft | Kent | south east | London

what makes good firewood | bushcraft | fire lighting | Kent | south east | London

What makes good firewood?

I’ve written previously about how to light a fire but haven’t really mentioned much about what makes good firewood, or indeed what isn’t so good.  Hopefully this post will put that straight., As a heads up, I’m focusing on being in the woods and sourcing firewood rather than ordering it up for your wood burner at […]


Folded bark containers

We make woven containers on our Cordage & Containers day.  This weekend we had some bark left over and decided to make a folded bark container instead.  In many ways folded bark containers are simpler and quicker to make and so I took a few photos as we put one together.  We had already stripped […]

bark containers | bushcraft | Kent | south east | London

Nordic crafts weekend

Nordic crafts weekend   Recently updated !

I thought I’d add a few photos from our first ever Nordic Crafts weekend.  It really was a fantastic weekend and the participants made some lovely items (I even got the time to make a leather sheath for my carving knife). The weekend was focused around 2 traditional craft skills – blacksmithing and carving.  The guys […]